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OFF TO SACRAMENTO

California State University, Stanislaus administration, faculty and staff bid a fond farewell to the university's assistant vice president for communications and public affairs on Friday. Kristin Olsen (pictured center) will soon be leaving her post at the university to tackle the challenges of the California State Assembly.

November 19, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Calling all pie makers

Local bakers will have an opportunity to test their pumpkin pie recipes before the big day - and give to those in need in the process - through the 15th annual Pumpkin Pie Contest. The annual pie contest is not only a friendly competition, but pies are also donated to the United Samaritans Daily Bread lunch program. Participants are asked to submit two pumpkin pies to Dubyak Family Chiropractic located at 3008 Geer Rd., in Turlock, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday. The pumpkin pies will be judged by local dignitaries on five different criteria: Appearance, taste of ...

November 19, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Living memorial for slain toddler

The living Christmas tree in the memory of Colton Smith lit up the dark night Wednesday in Delhi during a dedication ceremony for the deceased boy.

November 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Christmas charity in dire need of toys, food

In the holiday season, everyone's budget gets stretched a bit thin to achieve the proper amount of merriment. But for those truly in need – the recently jobless, those struggling just to make ends meet –any merriment at all can be just a Christmas wish.

November 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Journal employee proposes through billboard art

An intimate dinner may be the perfect way to propose marriage for most men, but not Hector Ramirez. When the Journal employee and Livingston resident decided it was time to pop the question to long-time girlfriend Arianna Herrera, he wanted to go big - 8 feet by 16 feet, to be exact.

November 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Marginal increase in county’s unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed at a steady rate in October, according to the latest numbers released by the Economic Development Department.

November 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Energy efficiency mandates, fewer funds, increased assistance demand put TID directors between a roc

A combination of reduced revenues and increased demand for discounted rates could force the Turlock Irrigation District to bear the brunt of solar grant costs in coming years, according to a report delivered Tuesday.

November 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Businesses balk at signage enforcement

The City of Turlock's effort to reign in out-of-control illegal signage went in front of local business owners Monday night, but business owners say they need that additional signage to help weather the down economy.

November 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Boy killed by pitbull honored with tree dedication

A living tree will be dedicated tonight during a ceremony in Delhi in memorial to a toddler who was mauled to death by a pitbull.

November 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Community gathers to support Salvation Army at annual Kettle Kick-Off

Over 600 people gathered at the Larsa Banquet Hall Tuesday to ring in the holiday season with giving. The annual Salvation Army Kettle Kick-Off not only brought hundreds together for a pre-Thanksgiving turkey dinner, but also raised much-needed funds for the Turlock Salvation Army.

November 16, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Consumers line up for electric mower discounts

A clean air program offering large discounts on electric mowers has already seen its initial round sell-out, but those who didn't get the deal need not worry because more are on the way, according to the local air district.The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is sponsoring the Clean Green Yard Machines program, which offers electric lawn mowers at a deeply discounted rate. The initial allotment of $400,000 for 1,600 mowers sold out in three days said air district spokesperson Janelle Schneider. In response to the high consumer demand, the air district is committing an ...

November 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New medical group joins Emanuel

The goal of keeping hearts healthy in the local area has gotten a boost with the opening of Emanuel Cardiovascular Associates, a specialty medical group founded by three cardiologists.

November 12, 2010 | | Local


Bike park ramps up praise in annual report

When Turlock's city-owned BMX Bike Park was approved for construction near the intersection of Panorama Avenue and Paseo de Leon in 2009, neighbors feared traffic, safety, dust, and noise could create significant problems in the neighborhood.

November 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Tree gives hope for cancer patients

Emanuel Medical Center will add "hope" to its holiday wish list this year with a new Christmas tree decorated with ornaments made for and by cancer patients and survivors.

November 09, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


TID considers all green option

A new Turlock Irrigation District initiative may allow users to purchase 100 percent renewable energy.

November 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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